Classical Ballet of Colorado (CBC) offers a comprehensive 4-week Summer Intensive Program (SIP) designed for students age 8 through 21, Beginning through Advanced levels.
    June 12 - 16
    June 19 - 23
    June 26 - 30
    July 3 - 7

    Summer break from school is the ideal opportunity for the dance student to have a more concentrated experience in what they love to do and to bring skills up to the next level of expertise. CBC believes that every student deserves individualized coaching to improve their skills. CBC’s expertly trained faculty will ensure that every student receives high quality and personalized feedback during the Intensive. Students will be surprised at the pace of advancement in their skills after four short weeks.

    Pre-pointe students will be assessed for readiness to begin pointe work. For those that are ready to go on pointe, CBC arranges fittings with a professional pointe shoe fitter during the first week of the Summer Intensive. With emphasis on technique and safety, these students will be guided through the basic skills of dancing on pointe.

    Students enrolled in the last three weeks will have the opportunity to participate in a studio performance at the end of the Intensive. Casting priority will be given to those enrolled in the full 4-week program.

    FACULTY (subject to change)
    Elizabeth Shipiatsky, Owner, Artistic Director
    Maria Tyukova, Owner, Director
    Alexei Tyukov, Instructor
    Kim Chmielewski, Instructor
    Theresa Berger, Instructor
    Bria Tyner, Instructor
  • Summer Intensive Audition Registration

    To register for one of CBC's Summer Intensive auditions, please fill out THIS FORM and submit payment to: Classical Ballet of Colorado, 6740 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80224 (Pre-registration is recommended. Walk-ins are welcome.)

    Auditions will be held on two separate dates at Classical Ballet of Colorado. There is an audition fee of $20 for non-CBC dancers. 

    Please choose one audition date, only: 

    Saturday, February 18th, 2:00-4:00PM (please arrive by 1:30PM) 

    Saturday, March 11th,   2:00-4:00PM (please arrive by 1:30PM)

    At the audition: Ladies should wear/bring a black leotard, pink tights, pink technique shoes, and pointe shoes (if on pointe). Hair should be in a neat bun. No dangling jewelry is allowed. Gentlemen should wear/bring a fitted white shirt, black tights and ballet shoes. All dancers are encouraged to bring a water bottle. Photos are not necessary. Dancers will receive notice of acceptance via email within one week of auditions. 

    For those who are unable to attend one of our auditions at CBC: DVD or web link submissions are accepted. The fee for this is $45. The directors will want to see barre work, floor work, and pointe work (if on pointe). You may also submit a variation if you have it. DVDs will not be returned. 

     Questions? Please email: becca@classicalballetofcolorado.com.

  • Summer Intensive M-F Schedule (subject to change)

    9:00-10:30AM Technique9:00-10:30AM Technique9:00-10:30AM Technique
    10:30-11:30AM Pointe/Variations10:30-11:30AM Pointe/Variations10:30-11:30AM Pointe/Variations
    11:30-12:30PM Repertoire11:30-12:30PM Repertoire11:30-1:00PM Repertoire
    12:30-1:00PM Lunch 12:30-1:00PM Lunch 1:00-1:30PM Lunch
    1:00-2:00PM Historical Dance/History1:00-2:00PM Character 1:30-2:30PM Character
    2:00-3:00PM Acting2:00-3:00PM Acting2:30-3:30PM Acting/Yoga
    3:00-3:30PM Conditioning3:00-3:30PM Conditioning 3:30-5:00PM Modern/Jazz
    3:30-5:00PM Modern/Jazz3:30-5:00PM Modern/Jazz
  • Summer Intensive Tuition (subject to change)

    One Week Two Weeks Three Weeks Four Weeks
    $650 $1100 $1650 $1980 or $1760 for current CBC students
  • A non-refundable deposit of $550 is due on or before April 17, 2017.

    Tuition must be paid in full by May 15, 2017.


  • Our Summer Interim Program is open to the public and provides interim training after our Summer Intensive and before our fall classes begin. It is a great way for dancers to stay in shape and continue their summer training. 

    Monday - Thursday
    July 10th - August 3rd
    Levels: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
    Drop in/Day rate: $45
    Per week rate: $144
    Full month rate (non-refundable, must be paid at once): $432
    *Please note: On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, class is strictly ballet. On Wednesdays, class is strictly jazz and modern. Lady dancers should wear black leotards, pink tights and bring their technique shoes and pointe shoes if on pointe. They should bring jazz shoes on Wednesdays. Hair should be up in a neat bun and no dangly jewelry should be worn. Male dancers should wear fitted white shirts, black pants and ballet shoes. All dancers should bring a water bottle. 
  • FACULTY (subject to change)
    Elizabeth Shipiatsky, Owner, Artistic Director
    Maria Tyukova, Owner, Director
    Alexei Tyukov, Instructor
    Kim Chmielewski, Instructor
    Maureen Breeze, Instructor
    Theresa Berger, Instructor
    Faculty will rotate throughout the four-week program. 

  • Each summer, Classical Ballet of Colorado offers a Fairy Tale Princess Camp for children ages 4 to 7 years old. Combining a perfect mix of ballet, crafts, games and story time, it is filled with non-stop fun for all. On the final day, the children present a performance in costume to the delight of all who attend. 

    We know that families struggle finding activities for the summer that are both enjoyable and beneficial. Building on the joy of dance and movement, your child will have the opportunity to improve balance and coordination as well as build confidence and self-esteem, all while making new friends and having a wonderful time!

    Week of: July 10th - 14th

    Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM, M-F (performance at 11:15AM on Friday, the 14th)

    Cost: $200

    Email becca@classicalballetofcolorado.com to inquire about space availability and registering your child(ren). 


  • Classical Ballet of Colorado’s Teacher Training Program is designed to provide ballet teachers with the mentoring and coaching needed to raise your teaching skills to a higher level. The success of your students is dependent upon your ability to bring out the best in them.

    Each day, the two-week program will include 3 hours of didactic presentation on the core elements of Vaganova methodology, 1.5 hours of interactive discussions and lesson planning, and 3 hours of class time with hands-on experience with students of Classical Ballet of Colorado. Teachers will learn how to introduce and perfect new positions and combinations, how to identify weaknesses in student technique, and how to instruct students in the proper use of specific muscles to improve ballet technique. Each Program participant will teach class with the supervision of and feedback from the faculty.

    This course is designed to provide individual attention to every participant, with no more than 6 participants per session.

    Weeks of: TBD

    Time: 7.5 hours each day, M-F 

    Cost: $1,500

    Email becca@classicalballetofcolorado.com to inquire about space availability.


    Elizabeth Shipiatsky: Graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia.
    Former dancer, Mariinsky.
    Ballet Masters in Choreography, Leningrad State Conservatory, Russia
    Over 25 years of teaching experience.